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Podcast: Making the English Patient (Consumer): Patient Groups and Health Consumerism, 1960s-2000s

VAHS Seminar given by Dr Alex Mold of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on 24 May 2010  [audio http://historyspot.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/media-file/vahs-20100524_0.mp3] ABSTRACT The patient consumer currently occupies a central position in attempts to reform Britain’s National Health Service.  Framed around … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Culture and Politics of Hospital Contributory Schemes in Leeds

VAHS Seminar given by Professor Barry Doyle of the University of Huddersfield on 22 March 2010  Powerpoint slides ABSTRACT The funding of hospitals in interwar Britain was transformed by the development of a range of schemes designed to raise money … Continue reading

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Podcast: Fashioning Mothers of the Next Generation – Philanthropy in Birmingham and Sydney, 1860-1914

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VAHS Seminar given by Elizabeth Harvey of UCL on 23 November 2009 ABSTRACT This paper focuses on charitable activities towards destitute pregnant women and new mothers, and will place metropolitan and colonial philanthropic practices in one analytic frame; aiming to … Continue reading

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Podcast: The History of the Carers’ Movement – A Remarkably Successful Story. Why?

VAHS Seminar given by Timothy Cook on 26 October 2009 ABSTRACT The carers’ movement is today one of the most successful of all the voluntary sector initiatives that began in the early 1960s. The term carer however was not even … Continue reading

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Podcast: The First Lady Almoner – The Appointment, Position and Findings of Miss Mary Stewart at the Royal Free Hospital, 1895-1899

VAHS Seminar given by Lynsey Cullen of Oxford Brookes University on 27 September 2009 Powerpoint slides ABSTRACT The work of the Almoning profession within the medical system of the late nineteenth century has been seriously neglected in historical study. Few … Continue reading

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